Bristol doorstep portraits
Coronavirus has affected us all in many different ways. One of the biggest impacts on my life was the sudden lockdown restrictions preventing me from photographing my usual weddings and family portrait sessions. At first, this was a massive shock to me, like it was to many of us. However, I wanted to keep my spirits high and was thinking of ways that I could still do some photography.
The wonderful street I call home has really pulled together, looking after each other and making sure that we’re all ok. We have a facebook page for the street where we can all chat. Amongst other things this has given us all a massive sense of community which has been well needed in these unusual times.
With so much time on my hands and a desire to go out and take photos my partner Carly and I organised loads of photoshoots so that I could create a project packed full of Bristol doorstep portraits. With limited travel and the fact I live on a terraced street my neighbours made for some great and fun subjects.
Lots of families, couples and a shared house were all willing participants. As well keeping my photography brain working I’ve got to know lots more of my neighbours, which may never have happened otherwise. This has been one of the silver linings of lockdown.
I wanted to inject some personality into the photos and encouraged everyone to incorporate things that they have been doing during lockdown, in order to capture this time in a creative and honest way.
Obviously, all shoots were conducted in a manner that adhered to social distancing.
Ella and her kids were first up, enjoying their weekly treats on “Sweetie Friday”. Just a few days earlier they’d mocked up a Macdonalds drive-thru via the same window. Genius!
If you’re looking for Bristol doorstep portraits please get in touch either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling me on 07900932139.
Simon Withyman Photography | Capturing fun & relaxed photos of your cheeky little humans!